Crime Lab


Michigan State Police Create Rape Kit Testing Unit

Michigan State Police hope to solve rapes in Metro Detroit more quickly when they open a lab to handle rape kits this summer.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/21/2012

Closed Detroit Police crime lab is seen on 5/27/11 (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Testing Of Old Detroit Rape Kits Moves Into Second Phase

The Wayne County Prosecutor’s office is into the second phase of a federally funded project focused on untested rape kits discovered in the former Detroit Police crime lab.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/10/2012


Old Detroit Rape Kits To Be Tested

More than 1,000 once-forgotten rape kits that were part of a trove found in a Detroit police property storage facility are expected to be reviewed and possibly tested for DNA in crimes dating to the 1980s.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/16/2012

Shuttered Detroit Crime Lab. (Credit:WWJ, File)

Group Demands Independent Review Of Detroit Crime Lab Cases

The “Detroit Peoples Task Force” is speaking out against City Council’s funding of Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s review of Detroit Crime Lab cases.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/25/2011

Crime lab protest (WWJ Photo/Stephanie Davis)

Group Calls For Investigation Of Shuttered Crime Lab

A group of protestors rallied outside Congressman John Conyers’ office in downtown Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/28/2011

Closed Detroit Police crime lab is seen on 5/27/11 (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Godbee: Evidence Removed From Crime Lab

The cleanup of chemicals in the now-closed Detroit crime lab has been completed, said Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/10/2011

Closed Detroit Police crime lab is seen on 5/27/11 (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Ammunition, Case Files Abandoned At Closed Crime Lab

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy is calling for a State Police or other independent investigation into why evidence was left at the now-closed Detroit Crime Lab.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/27/2011

Former MGM Grand Detroit (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

State Police Scraps Plans For Detroit Crime Lab

The Michigan State Police is backing away from plans to putting a fully operational crime lab in the new Detroit Police Headquarters.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/18/2011